130 books
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Historical Dictionary of Lebanon
Asad Abukhalil
Scarecrow Press Inc. 1998
The author, a political science teacher, describes -in this dictionary that does not include women- the Lebanese society and culture through accounts concerning political leaders, poets, artists, actors, writers, musicians, singers, important events and places, political parties, militia groups, foreign interests, and military elements; showing their complexities as the result of a unique political system and a richly diverse population and making clear the balances of power that propelled Lebanon into civil war and dragged it back toward peace again.
Le Liban
Jean-Pierre Alem, Patrick Bourrat
PUF (Que sais-je ?) 2000
The history, the geographical and political situation of Lebanon with an analysis of the period covering the Civil War and the reconstruction.
United States and the 1958 Lebanon Crisis : American Intervention in the Middle East
Erika G. Alin
University Press of America 1994
A study on the U.S.-Middle East relations between 1953 and 1957: The U.S. Policy relatively to the Lebanese Crisis. Their intervention and its aftermath, as well as the consequences of the Lebanese Crisis for U.S.-Middle East Policy.
Histoire du Liban contemporain, tome 1 : 1860-1943
Denise Ammoun
Fayard 1997
A long introduction on Lebanon in the past, followed by the modern period starting the 19th. century which is the long path towards independence.
Lebanon in Strife : Student Preludes to the Civil War
Halim I. Barakat
University of Texas Press 1977
A prelude to the Lebanese Civil War: The development of the student movement concerned with the question of national identity and struggle for independence that began to emerge . . . when the struggle for independence started to take shape in the Middle East and the rest of the Third World countries.
Toward a Viable Lebanon
Halim I. Barakat
Croon Helm publications 1988
The viability of Lebanon, with consideration given to practical solutions to reconstructing the country: An analysis of the socioeconomic, religious and historical forces that led to the civil war, and its social and psychological consequences.
La Passion des chrétiens du Liban
Dominique Baudis
France-Empire 1979
The deep roots of the Lebanese Civil War: in a distant past the traces of which are still in the collective consciousness of the people. The author relates the 1860 crisis, 1914-1918, 1943's burst; all in order to better understand the Civil War.
Le Liban, Guerre Civile ou Conflit International? : à partir du milieu du XIXe siècle
Daad Bou Malhab Atallah
Imprimerie al-Hurriyat 1980
A study of the people's revolts in Mount Lebanon under Ottoman authority, 1840 et 1860, and the international influences behind the local parties.
Le Liban; Itinéraire dans une Guerre Incivile
Ahmad Beydoun
Account of a shattered society, torn communities, sacked cities, hurt childhood, in Lebanon's History. What led to the war. And about coexistence of Islam and Christianity.
Introduction à l'Histoire Politique du Liban Moderne (du 17e. siècle à 1943)
Fouad L. Boustany
FMA 1993
A study on the relation of the events in Lebanon and their interpretation: the history of this country from the 17th. Century until 1943 in order to comprehend the conflicts that tore it during the 16 years of civil war.
Le conflit intraétatique au Liban, Problèmes de maintien de la paix
Katia Boustany
Bruylant (Organisation internationale et Relations internationales) 1994
This work analyses the specific consequences and problems created by intra-state conflicts in all regions where even the UN can't find a solution to maintain the peace; specifically in Lebanon.
Cursed is the Peacemaker: The American Diplomat Versus the Israeli General, Beirut 1982
John Boykin , Foreword by George Shultz
Applegate Press 2002
This book details the American role in trying to moderate Sharon's siege of Beirut in 1982 -that ended up in causing the death of thousands of Israelis, Palestinians, and Lebanese civilians-. It is the story of how the American diplomat Philip Habib raced to conclude Sharon's siege peacefully.
Le Mémorial du Liban, Volume 1: Du Mont-Liban à l'Indépendance: 1861-1943
Joseph G. Chami
A collection destined to the young Lebanese who have no memory, no reference concerning the history of their country: Lebanon daily out of from media information: a chronology of facts month after month, developing the principal events, political, cultural, social- and analyzing them.
The Fateful Triangle : The United States, Israel and the Palestinians
Noam Chomsky , Foreword by Edward W. Said
South End Press Classics Series 1999, 2nd ed. updated
The American domination of the Middle East region: the policy of the United States towards Israel concerning the Palestinians until 1983. Three new chapters in this edition: the Palestinian uprising; Israel's war on Lebanon; the ongoing peace process.
State & Society in Syria & Lebanon, 1919-1991
Youssef M. Choueiri
Saint Martin's Press LLC 1994
A comparative study of the neighboring Middle Eastern countries since the end of the Ottoman empire through the French mandate, and the struggles for independence to the 1991 treaty of cooperation: government policies and practices, economics, and concepts of Arabism and nationalism.
La Méditerranée; Espace de Conflits, Espace de Rêve
Georges Corm
L'Harmattan 2001
A selection of articles covering the period between 1993 and 2000, on the Mediterranean and the Middle-East conflicts.
Le Proche-Orient éclaté, 1956-2000
Georges Corm
Gallimard (Folio) 1999
The history of the Middle-East since 1956 until today: The author examines the value and the consequences of the numerous attempts for peace in this region and the life of its people.
Liban: Les Guerres de l'Europe et de l'Orient 1840-1992
Georges Corm
Folio (coll. Actuel) 1992
Complete information on the -local, regional and international- historical and sociological data on the Lebanese issue over more than one century; explaining today's Lebanon's situation.
Bring Down the Walls: Lebanon's Post-War Challenge [Le Défi du Liban d'Après Guerre. Faites Tomber les Murs]
Caroles H. Dagher
english ed. St. Martin's Press, 2000; french ed. L'Harmattan -Comprendre le Moyen-Orient 2002
After the 16 year-old Lebanese war: prospects for Lebanon's communal representation system and pluralistic society.
War and Intervention in Lebanon: The Israeli-Syrian Deterrence Dialogue
Yair Evron
Johns Hopkins University Press 1987
The background of the Lebanese civil war: Israeli strategy and Syrian military action from 1975 through the mid-1980s. “indirectly channeled through Washington.”
L'Invasion Israélienne du Liban, 1982: Origines, Finalités et Effets Pervers
Ghassan el-Ezzi
An analysis of the israeli-arab conflict through an exhaustive investigation covering sociological concepts and international relations.
South Lebanon
Samih K. Farsoun, Elaine Hagopian
Association of Arab-American University Graduates 1978
Informative short book about South Lebanon and the historical events that have affected the region.
An Occasion for War : Lebanon and Damascus in the 1860s
Leila Fawaz
The Centre for lebanese Studies (CLS) & I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1993
The 1860 civil wars in Mount Lebanon which spilled over to Syria to become "the most severe sectarian outbreak in the history of Ottoman Syria and Lebanon."
State and Society in Lebanon
Edited by Leila Fawaz
Tufts University and the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford 1991
War in Lebanon broke out whenever some social, economic, or political event upset its delicate balance and disrupted the equilibrium.
Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon
Robert Fisk
Oxford Paperbacks 2001 (latest edition)
Journalist Fisk tells a story of betrayal and illusion, of a Western blindness and arrogance that has led, inevitably, to political and military catastrophy in Lebanon.
Lebanon, the fractured country
David Gilmour
ed. M. Robertson 1983
The author explains why civil war was inevitable in Lebanon; "political instability being an unavoidable and necessary occurrence within the Lebanese society".
Liban - Deux Peuples ne font pas une Nation
Richard Haddad
ed. Godefroy de bouillon 1997
The pact of 1943 that stated that Lebanon would be independent of any Western or Arab influence was never respected. Which marked the beginning of a cold war between Muslims and Christians, aggravated by the creation of the state of Israel.
Coexistence in Wartime Lebanon: Decline of a State and Rise of a Nation
Theodor Hanf , translated from German by John Richardson
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1993
The war in Lebanon has been primarily a surrogate war over Palestine which escalated into a conflict between the diverse Lebanese communities.
Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions
William W. Harris
Wiener Pub. 2001
The country's geography, sects, and politics; an overview of Lebanon's political history from 1920 to 1989; and an analysis of the country's recent past.
Nihayat Al-Jidar Al-Tayyib: Sirat Al-Ihhtilal Al-Isra'ili Li Loubnan, 1976-2001
Mahmoud Haydar
Riad el-Rayyes 2001
The "frontier" the Israelis put between their land and the land of Lebanon in 1976 pretending they put it there for positive relations on all levels between both countries. And which Israel "admits" today, in 2001, didn't serve its -so-called- purpose.
Lebanon On Hold
Rosemary Hollis, Nadim Shehadeh
Royal Institute of International Affairs 1996
A special paper from the Middle East Programme containing analytical essays (by 17 international specialists) on the reassessment of Lebanon's position in the Middle East peace process after the Israeli attack of April 1996 -from a Lebanese perspective-, and on how to bring a viable peace to the region.
Civilian Pawns: Laws of War Violations and the Use of Weapons on the Israel-Lebanon Border
Human Rights Watch Arms Project
Human Rights Watch / Middle East 1996
"This report exposes the inherent fragility of the informal, unwritten "undertandings” between Israel and Hizballah, that, rather than serving to protect civilians -civilian populations of Southern Lebanon and Northern Israel- have created a situation in which civilians are caught in a web of retaliatory violence and in which the killing of civilians has become the ultimate threat and expected response for any transgression of the understandings by either side.”
Battle of Beirut: Why Israel Invaded Lebanon
Michael Jansen
Zed Press 1982
"Book condemning Israel's invasion, through which Jansen does not hide her sympathy for the Palestinians, nor for the innocent Lebanese caught in the crossfire of their conflict with the Israelis. She places the invasion firmly in the context of previous Israeli aggression and expansionism, showing clearly that it differed only in degree-not in kind-from earlier Israeli operations."
La Guerre du Liban : de la Dissension Nationale au Conflit Régional (1975-1982)
Samir Kassir
How does Lebanon get at war? Who are the protagonists? How does violence happen again and again, in spite of the numerous stops to the conflicts? How do the Lebanese people live through this ordeal?
Civil and Uncivil Violence: A History of the Internationalization of Communal Conflict in Lebanon
Samir Khalaf
Columbia University Press 2002
Analysis of the history of human strife and political violence in Lebanon which is 'now at crossroads in its process of political and social transformation'.
Le Désordre Libanais
Joseph Khoury
L'Harmattan 1998
Lebanon's history of wars since Amioun's fightings in 695 until the recent Syrian conquest.
U.S. Intervention in Lebanon, 1958 and 1982: Presidential Decision Making
Agnes C. Korbani
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated 1991
Comparative study on the intervention of the United States in Lebanon in 1958 and 1982, 'which contrasts the decision making of Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan and the quality and results of their choices.'
Bilan des guerres du Liban 1975-1990
Boutros Labaki, Khalil Abou Rjeily
L'Harmattan (coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient) 1993
An assessment of the human losses during the Lebanese Civil War, as well as the loss in education and culture, economic losses, and the forces migrations of the population inside and outside the country.
Le Grand Jeu: Orient arabe et rivalités internationales depuis 1945
Henry Laurens
Armand Colin 1991
The evolution of the political regimes of Arab countries since 1945; international relations and the numerous conflicts in this region since 1945.
Paix et guerre au Moyen-Orient: l'Orient arabe et le monde de 1945 à nos jours
Henry Laurens
Armand Colin 1999
The contemporary History of the Middle-East: political, economic, social and cultural events; In order to understand wars, conflicts, terrorism and the peace process in this region for half a century.
Guerres secrètes au Liban
Annie Laurent, Antoine Basbous
Gallimard 1987
A book about the regional and international actors behind the Middle-East crisis.
Lebanon: Death of a Nation
Sandra Mackey
Anchor Book Published by Doubleday 1990 (1st ed. 1989; post-script in 1991)
The History of Lebanon, its conflicts and wars, and stories in Lebanon throughout its History.
Les Secrets de la Guerre du Liban
Alain Menargues
Albin Michel 2001
The account (with unpublished archives) of two crucial years - 1980 / 1982 - during the Lebanese war, when the Israelis, with the United States blessing, allowed Béchir Gemayel's 'Lebanese Forces' to rule Beirut.
Maronites in History
Matti Moosa, Syracuse
University Press 1986
This first monograph written in English on the Maroniteis is a historical study of the Maronites, an Eastern church of Syrian origin which has been in communion with Rome since the twelfth century.
The Collapse and Reconstruction of Lebanon
Tom Najem
Garnet Publishing (Durham Middle East Papers) 1999
'Analysis of the causes of the breakdown of the post-1943 Lebanese political system, and the effects of the subsequent war on the system'.
Civil War in Lebanon, 1975-92
Edgar O'balance
Palgrave 1998
The author -a British journalist- tells the story of the Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1992) 'noted for massacres, treachery, atrocities, kidnapping, assassination, changing alliances of convenience, and invasion' through its chronology, the prelude to it, and the post-war 'National Survival.
Struggle over Lebanon
Tabitha Petran
Monthly Review Press 1987
Analysis of the origins and development of the Lebanese Civil War, and the role of foreign powers and the local leadership that allied itself to them.
La Déchirure Libanaise
Nadine Picaudou
ed. Complexe 1989
The author, a historian who has lived several years in Lebanon, tells about this country 'hostage of its neighbouring countries', the 'Place of the Middle-East crisis': a analysis of the complicated logic and a demystification of the matter in order to understand 'because understanding is our prior responsibility towards Lebanon'.
Lebanon: A Shattered Country
Elizabeth Picard
Holmes & Meier Publishers 2001 (1st ed. 1996)
An analysis of The interplay of 'communal conflicts and outside forces' and their effect on the Lebanese social balance.
The War for Lebanon: 1970-1985
Itamar Rabinovich
Cornell University Press 1984
An analysis of the 'interplay between Lebanon's domestic politics and developments in the larger Middle East' from 1970 to 1985, as 'a conflict of domestic and external forces seeking to shape and control the Lebanese entity': the collapse of the Lebanese political system between 1970 & 1975; the civil war of 1975-76; the lingering crisis of the years 1976-82; the war of 1982.
L'identité pluriculturelle libanaise
Bahjat Rizk
IDLivre, coll. Esquilles 2001
The dialogue between cultures appears today to be one of the essential conditions for the survival of our democracy and our freedom.
Lebanon's injured identities: who represents whom during a civil war
Ghassane Salame
Papers on Lebanon no. 2, Center of Lebanese Studies, Oxford 1986
'Papers on Lebanon are a series of analytical essays dealing with historical, political and economic issues contributed by the Center of Lebanese Studies' staff and other scholars in the field.'
Violence and diplomacy in Lebanon: the troubled years, 1982-1988
Elie Adib Salem
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1995
'Lebanon . . . the site for regional and international conflict played out through its warring communities' in the eighties, since the Israeli invasion.
A House of Many Mansions. The History of Lebanon Reconsidered
Kamal Salibi
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1993
The historical myths on which Lebanon's warring communities have based their conflicting visions of the Lebanese nation.
Histoire du Liban : du XVIIe à nos jours
Kamal Salibi
Naufal 1988
The creation of Lebanon's republic, Mount Lebanon and the Emirs, and the 'big mistakes' that have matured with time and ended up in a Civil War.
Modern History of Lebanon
Kamal Salibi
Greenwood Publishing Group Inc. 1976
Short account of the evolution of modern Lebanon: 'the social and economic forces underlying the evolution of the confessional basis of modern Lebanon's policy.'
Tarikh Loubnan Al-Hadith
Kamal Salibi
Dar An-Nahar 1991 (first ed. 1967)
An objective account of the History of Modern Lebanon throughout the last two centuries.
Histoire de la Guerre du Liban
Jean Sarkis
PUF, 2000, 1st ed. 1993
Through a theoretical and chronological analysis, the author tries to demonstrate the failure of projects, plans and initiatives and attempts for the country and its capacity to resist.
Le Liban-Sud: espace périphérique, espace convoité
Jacques Seguin, Jacques Soppelsa
L'Harmattan (coll. Comprendre le Moyen-Orient) 1989
A study on the situation in South Lebanon in an attempt to explain the conflicts between the multiple and changing protagonists.
Lebanon: A History of Conflict and Consensus
Nadim Shehadi, Dana Haffar-Mills, Kamal S. Salibi
The Centre for lebanese Studies (CLS) & I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1988
This volume is the outcome of a conference organized by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in Oxford in September, 1987, written by a group of scholars and experts on Lebanon and cover themes that explain both the roots of the Lebanese conflict and the basis for resolving it.
Israël au Liban: la fin de trente ans d'occupation ?
Mahmoud Soueid , translated by Elias Sanbar
ed. de la Revue d'Etudes Palestiniennes, Beyrouth Minuit 2000
An explanation on the situation of South-Lebanon territories, occupied by Israel for 30 years: the occupation, the 'Islamic', Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. Syria's, Israel's and Lebanon's attitude. Study of the 425 resolution.
The Longest War
Jacobo Timerman
New York: Vintage Books, 1982; Chatto and Windus, 2001 1982, 2001
'Book condemning Israel's invasion, but through which Timerman sees the invasion as an aberration from what he imagines to be the mainstream of Zionist ethics. Much of the book is given over to lengthy descriptions of the psychological traumas that Israelis who opposed the war suffered.'
Vie et Mort des Chrétiens d'Orient: des origines à nos jours
Jean-Pierre Valognes
Fayard 1994
What's the fate of the Christians of the Middle-east locked up in a status of 'protected minority' by the muslims, thus devoided of any rights and under the domination of the Islamic religion.
Notables and Clergy in Mount Lebanon: The Khazin Sheiks and the Maronite Church (1736-1840)
Richard Van Leeuwen
Brill Academic Publishers Inc. 1994
An analysis of the influence of external forces -European, Syrian and Ottoman, the Vatican-, and internal factors -the role of religious foundations, or waqfs- that can explain the remarkable political role of the Maronite Church in the history of Mount Lebanon in the 19th century, through socio-economic transformations.
Lebanon: War & Politics in a Fragmented Society
Charles Winslow
Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd 1996
'History and political analysis of Lebanon from ancient times to the present day; on the civil and sectarian strife that has characterized the country's past and contemporary history.'
Lebanons Quest, the Road to Statehood 1929-1939
Meir Zamir
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
Analysis of the forming of inter- and intra-sectarian relations in Lebanon between 1929 and 1939.
Lebanon: The Challenge of Independence
Eyal Zisser
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
The history of Lebanon since its independence: the forming of its character that 'explains' its future 'both rich and successful and troubled and tragic.'
Pierre Pinta , translated by Helen Loveday
Odyssey Publications 2002
A book with maps and photographs illustrating Lebanon's history: trades, conquest, that led the Lebanese people to become diverse in culture and beliefs, and where, recently, religious differences led to civil war.
All Honourable Men: the Social Origins of War in Lebanon
Michael Johnson
The Centre for lebanese Studies (CLS) & I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002
The author explains the Lebanese civil war through "ethnic conflict": by examining "the history of confessional or ethnic identity in Lebanon and the civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s".
Kadiyyat Lubnan al-Wataniyyat wal-Dimukratiyyat
Fawwaz Traboulsi
Dar al-Taliaat 1978
A book written in memory of Kamal Joumblat and dedicated to the Lebanese National Movement, regrouping articles published in "Al-Hourriyyat" magazine from 1973 to 1976, on the principal events related to the Lebanese Civil War, telling about it from the Lebanese National Movement's point of view.
Sourat al-Fata bil-Ahmar: Ayyam fil-Silm wal-Harb
A Portrait of the Young Man in Red: Chronicles of Peace and War

Fawwaz Traboulsi
Riad el-Rayyes Books 1997
A book on a political itinerary covering a long period of time focusing on principal events of the modern Arad History written as a memoir of an adventurer going from place to place, and from time to time.
Lebanon in the 1950s
Caroline Attie
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd. in Association With the Centre of Lebanese Studies), 2002
The author explains the truth behind the intrigues and politics that dominated Lebanon in the 1950s that were marked by social and political conflicts and bitter fighting.
Les Phéniciens : Aux origines du Liban
Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet, Eric Gubel
Decouvertes Gallimard 1998
A small work on this ancient civilization with many illustrations showing archeological and antiques.
Mémorial du Liban (volume 3): Le Mandat Camille Chamoun 1952-1958
Joseph Chami
Ed. Joseph Chami 2006
The political, economic and social evolution under Camille Chamoun's presidency.
Sud Liban scénarios de crise
M. Chartouni-Dubarry
The two wars happening at the same time: the one the U.S.A. launched against terrorism after September 11th, 2001; the second one: the Israeli-Palestinian war that had started one year earlier.. Both turning the attention away from the Lebanese-Israeli hot spot.
Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years
Houchang Chehabi
I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2003
A study of the centuries-long contact between Iran and Lebanon on the religious, political, and cultural levels.
La bataille de l'eau au Proche Orient
Christian Chesnot
L’Harmattan (Comprendre le Moyen-Orient), 1993
The crucual issue of water in the Near-Easr relatively to the future of the region and the control of which by the States has become a highly strategic stake.
Syria's Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process
Marius Deeb
Palgrave Macmillan 2003
"A book on the ways of dictatorship in Syria; offering an analysis of the Syrian regime of Hafez Assad; demonstrating that Syria's role in the Middle East has been, since 1974, an unabated terrorist war against all attempts to resolve peacefully the Arab-Israeli conflict; providing evidence that Syria's role in Lebanon, since 1975, has been to perpetuate the conflict among the various Lebanese communities in order to keep its domination of Lebanon."
La France au Levant : des croisades à nos jours : Liban, Syrie, Palestine, Egypte, Israël
Pierre Dufour
Pygmalion 2001
The author sheds a light in the innumerable rivalries -Christianity and Islam, France and Spain, France and Great Britain, the Arab World and Israel- Lebanon was used as a stake for.
Politics of Interventionism in Ottoman Lebanon, 1830-1861
Ceasar E. Farah
The Centre for lebanese Studies (CLS) & I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
A study of the civil conflict in Lebanon analyzing thirty critical and determinant years in the shaping of the modern politics and patterns of foreign intervention in Lebanon.
Inventing Lebanon
Kais Firro
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002
The author, a Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Haifa, shows how the influence of the French Mandate in Lebanon "accentuated the divisions already inherent in this multi-ethnic and multi-faith society, paving the way for the instability and wars that have plagued the country ever since".
Les Phéniciens
Gerhard Herm
Fayard 1996
The Phoenicians, their civilization, commerce and adventures through the seas.
History of the Arab Peoples
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press 2002 (updated - 1st ed. 1991)
A panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world. This new edition includes such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001.The terrorist attacks in the United States, ongoing crisis in Iraq, and renewed violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
Struggle for Lebanon: A Modern History of Lebanese-Egyptian Relations
Nasser Kalawoun
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2000
The author, a freelance journalist and translator, explains Lebanon's survival mainly from the 1950s to 1970s in the minefield of Arab politics and its relations with Egypt during the period 1952-70 that have passed through several phases.
Histoire de Beyrouth
Samir Kassir
Fayard 2003
Set between East and West, Beirut has attracted invaders: Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelouks and Ottomans; and it was only starting the 20th Century that the expansion of the silk industry triggered the commercial ascent of Beirut, which also set itself as one of the centers of the Arab Cultural Renaissance. Throughout the 20th Century, Beirut enhanced its financial role in the region. In 1975, the war divided the Lebanese capital in two. And starting 1990, it is rebuilding itself, almost as quickly as it had been destroyed.
The Breakdown of the state in Lebanon 1967-1976
Farid el-Khazen
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1999
The author, -a Professor of Political Studies-, explores a divided society with an open political system in order to understand "why did the Lebanese state, the most open and democratic in the Middle East, break down between 1967 and 1976?"
The maronites: history and constants
Antoine Khoury Harb
The Maronite Heritage Publications 2001
The illustrated (600 photos) history of the Maronites of Lebanon describing "their belief of God, their attachment to human rights, freedom, justice and sovereignty [and] impregnated with the spirit of martyrdom, sanctity and heroism."
Un secret atomique : La Bombe iranienne ou la véritable histoire des otages français au Liban
Dominique Lorentz
Les Arènes 2002
This Books reveals what Jacques Chirac really conceded to Iran's Ayatollah's in 1988 to free the French Hostages; why François Mitterrand signed, in 1991, a secret agreement that makes of France one of the principal partners of Iran in their atomic plan; and shows that after September 11th, the "nuclear relations" between both countries are more "explosive" than ever.
Jan McDaniel
Mason Crest Publishers 2002
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Lebanon.
Constitution Libanaise et Accord de Taëf: Textes et Commentaires
Bechara Menassa
Les Editions l'Orient 1995
The Lebanese Constitution that has been the same for so long, the National Pact that governs cohabitation, harmony amongst the communities, both to which has been added the National Agreement written in Taef that goes back over the unwritten 1943 National Pact and the constitutional customs.
Murder, Mayhem, Pillage and Plunder : The History of the Lebanon in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Mishaqa Wheeler , translated by M. Thackston
State University of New York Pr., 1998
Detailed history of Lebanon in the 19th century: the ruling sheikhs, the religious divisions, as well as the various domestic and foreign players in the author’s personal opinion.
Lebanon: The Politics of a Penetrated Society
Tom Pierre Najem
Routledge 2003
"….A concise and lucid account of contemporary Lebanese society through both a developed understanding of the pre-civil war system and an analysis of how circumstances resulting from the civil war combined with essential pre-war elements to define the contemporary political processes in Lebanon."
De Gaulle et le Liban, Vers l'Orient compliqué (1929-1931)
Alexandre Najjar
Editions Geuthner-Paris 2002
The relations between Lebanon and General DeGaulle who resided in Lebanon for two years and played a determininf role in its Independence.
Les Phéniciens : l'expansion phénicienne, Carthage
Andre Parrot, Maurice H Chéhab, Sabatino Moscati
Gallimard, (L'Univers des formes) 1975
This book is constituted by three parts: "The Phoenician Ambivalence" by André Parrot; "The Phoenicians in the Near-East" by Maurice M. Chéhab; "The Phoenicians in the West" by Sabatino Moscati; plus general documentation
La guerre de mille ans
Jonathan C. Randal
Grasset 1984
The author, a reporter from the Washington post, watched a few of the main actors of the Lebanese tragedy and tried to understand their actions.
Les Secrets de la Guerre du Liban : du coup d’Etat de Béchir Gemayel aux massacres des camps Palestiniens
Alain Menargues
Albin Michel 2004
The author tells about two crucial years (1980-1982) when the Israelis, with the help of the United States, allowed Béchir Gemayel’s Christian Lebanese Forces to have power over Beirut. He presents the Coup d’Etat’s secret negotiations with Israel. With the assassination of Béchir Gemayel end the invasion of the Israeli troops inside Lebanon, the political-military scheme collapsed…
Charles Saint-Prot
IDLivre 2004
The author analyzes all the historical, political, socio-cultural and economical aspects of Lebanon which plays an important role in the geopolitics of a region that is one of the “hot points” of the planet.
Lessons of Lebanon : The Economics of War and Development
Samir Makdisi
IBTauris 2004
“The text offers an in-depth analysis of Lebanese economic development during the second half of the 20th century, with special emphasis on the civil war and its aftermath. Makdissi offers a definitive assessment of the principal phases of national development since Lebanese independence in the 1940s, and a study of those conditions requisite for sustainable development for Lebanon, as for many other developing countries.”
The 33-Day War: Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences
Gilbert, Michel Achcar, Warsawski
Paradigm. Publ. 2007
This book examines the causes and consequences of the impact of israel’s war on Lebanon, describing Hezbollah’s position among the Shiites as well as Lebanon’s other religious communities and political forces, and analysing the roles of Syria, Iran, Hamas, the United States, and Europe.
The Vanished Imam: Musa al-Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon
Fouad Ajami
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press 1986
The story of Musa al-Sadr, the spiritual leader of Lebanon’s Shi’a community, who disappeared mysteriously in the summer of 1978, and the analysis of his past, who he was, his personal Shi’a doctrine, his role within Lebanon’s warring factions, and the reason behind his disappearance.
Al-Imam al-mughayyab Musa al-Sadr wa-shiat Lubnan
Fouad Ajami
Dar al-Andalus publ 1987
The story of Musa al-Sadr, the spiritual leader of Lebanon’s Shi’a community, who disappeared mysteriously in the summer of 1978, and the analysis of his past, who he was, his personal Shi’a doctrine, his role within Lebanon’s warring factions, and the reason behind his disappearance.
Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assasination of Rafik Hariri and its Impact on the Middle East
Nicholas Blanford
B. Tauris 2006
Based on exclusive interviews with key sources, the author retraces the last days of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri killed on Valentine's Day 2005, analyses his past, and assess the impact of his death on Lebanese politics.
The Shi'is of Jabal 'Amil and the New Lebanon: Community and Nation-State, 1918-1943
Tamara, Fouad Chalabi, Ajami
Palgrave Macmillan 2006
This study analyses the increased political activism of the Shi’a community, and explores how Arab nationalism went from being an ideology of the opposition to a tool for political domination.
Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon
Rola el-Husseini
Syracuse Univ. Press 2012
This book portrays postwar Lebanon and its political scene: the author analyses the Syrian influence, describes the political history of Lebanon… defined by the legacy of war, and the Lebanese… marked by the scars of the civil war.
Lebanon: A History, 600 - 2011
William W. Harris
Oxford Univ. Press, USA 2012
The history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its surroundings, describing the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon and depicting the identities of its Maronite Christians, Shi‘a Muslims, and Druze, from their origins between the 6th and 11th centuries… up until today’s Modern Lebanon.
The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East
Sune, Anders Haugbolle, Hastrup
Routledge 2008
This work includes studies of six Arab countries where a number of initiatives aiming at promoting the “truth” and justice are challenging the legacies of political violence.
Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East
David Hirst
Nation Books 2010
The history of Lebanon, culminating with the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, and its aftermath.
Beirut's Heartbeat: Story of our City
Marwan Iskandar
M.I. Associates 2011
In this study of Beirut –“whose regular heartbeat pounds at well over 100”–, the author describes and assesses 60 years of achievements, despair, rejuvenation and search for stability.
Rafiq Hariri and the Fate of Lebanon
Marwan Iskandar
Saqi Books 2006
This book is about Lebanon’s former prime minister self-made billionaire Rafiq Hariri’s assassination declared by the United Nations Security Council as an international terrorist act with critical consequences on the regional as well as on the international level. The author describes Hariri’s rise from a modest fruit picker to a construction magnate in Saudi Arabia, and prime minister of Lebanon for ten years, and gives an in-depth analysis of the Hariri years.
Rafeeq al-Hareeri wa-qadar Lubnan
Marwan Iskandar
Saqi Books 2006
This book is about Lebanon’s former prime minister self-made billionaire Rafiq Hariri’s assassination declared by the United Nations Security Council as an international terrorist act with critical consequences on the regional as well as on the international level. The author describes Hariri’s rise from a modest fruit picker to a construction magnate in Saudi Arabia, and prime minister of Lebanon for ten years, and gives an in-depth analysis of the Hariri years.
Rafic Hariri et le destin du Liban
Marwan Iskandar
Aleph 2006
This book is about Lebanon’s former prime minister self-made billionaire Rafiq Hariri’s assassination declared by the United Nations Security Council as an international terrorist act with critical consequences on the regional as well as on the international level. The author describes Hariri’s rise from a modest fruit picker to a construction magnate in Saudi Arabia, and prime minister of Lebanon for ten years, and gives an in-depth analysis of the Hariri years.
The Communist Movement in Syria and Lebanon
Tareq Y., Jacqueline Ismael
Univ. Press of Florida 1998
Based on party documents and literature, and interviews with key players, this study examines the development and growth of the communist movement in Syria and Lebanon, its internal conflicts, and its fragmentation during the 20th century.
The Mehlis' Report
Rabee Jaber
New Directions Publ. Corp. 2013
About the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafic Hariri.
Taqreer Mehlis
Rabee Jaber
Al-Markaz al-Thaqafi al-Arabi 2005
About the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafic Hariri.
Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky
Assaf, Jennifer, Carol Khoury, Loewenstein, Chomsky (photographer)
Monthly Review Press 2007
This book –including essays and photographs– describes Chomsky's visit to Lebanon, and analyses the social-political conditions in Lebanon, Gaza, and the refugee camps, detailing Israel’s as well as Hizbullah’s and Hamas’ position and role in this conflict, and chronicling the war linking it the global order.
Lebanon: A House Divided
Sandra Mackey
Pub W. W. Norton & Co. 2006
A History of Lebanon’s civil war with an introduction on recent events, describing its role as the gateway between West and East.
Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean
Philip Mansel
Yale Univ. Press 2011
A colourful description of three former hubs of wealth, pleasure, and freedom: Smyrna, Alexandria, and Beirut.
The Lebanese Connection: Corruption, Civil War, and the International Drug Traffic
Jonathan Marshall
Stanford Univ. Press 2012
Basing his work on previously secret government records, the author explains how Lebanon's economy and politics were corrupted by the drug trade that contributed to cause the civil war by financing the various militias in Lebanon. He also weighs the role of the neighbouring countries that used Lebanon as their battleground.
Hezbollah: A Short History
Augustus Richard Norton
Princeton Univ. Press 2007
A history of Hezbollah’s creation, evolution, and its possible future direction.
Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis
Barry Rubin
Palgrave Macmillan 2010
An explanation of the issues, events, and personalities involved in Lebanon, a country considered as being afflicted with the most “political battles, military conflicts, and complexity per person and per square mile”.
Hizbu'Llah: Politics and Religion
Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
Pluto Press 2001
An analysis of democracy, notably of the electoral systems as well as of the structures of parliamentary democracies.
Hizbullah: al-siyasa w-al-deen
Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
Al-Jazeera 2002
An analysis of democracy, notably of the electoral systems as well as of the structures of parliamentary democracies.
The Government and Politics of Lebanon
Imad Salamey
Routledge 2013
A study of the origin, development, and institutionalization of sectarian “consociationalism” in Lebanon through the examination of its sectarian politics during different stages of history.
A History of Modern Lebanon
Fawwaz Traboulsi
Pluto Press 2007
The first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period, based on previously inaccessible archives, written by a leading Lebanese scholar.
Tareekh Lubnan al-hadeeth
Fawwaz Traboulsi
Riad al-Rayyes Books 2006
The first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period, based on previously inaccessible archives, written by a leading Lebanese scholar.
Le printemps 2005 au Liban
Rita Chemaly
L'Harmattan 2009
This books depicts the process started since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic el-Hariri on February 14th 2005, describing all the events that took place on the ground including the popular uprising instigated by the national liberation movement and the march 14th 2005 rally…
Le Liban: Émergence de la liberté et de la démocratie au Proche-Orient
Hyam Mallat
Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner 2014
A new approach to Lebanon's History, from the 16th century to our day, through its political, social, and cultural evolution.
Beirut-Frontline Story (Fou de Beyrouth) (english, french)
Sélim Nassib & Caroline Tisdall
Africa World Press (english) ; Balland (french) 1983, 1992
This work, including a collection of articles by the author who was a reporter in Lebanon and photographs taken by Chris Steele-Perkins, tells about life in besieged Beirut from June to September 1982.
The Tragedy of Lebanon: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventurers, and American Bunglers (La Guerre de mille ans : Jusqu'au dernier chrétien, jusqu'au dernier marchand, la tragédie du Liban) (english, french)
Jonathan Randal
Just World Books (english); Grasset (french) 2012 (first publ. 1983); 1984
The author analyses the complex politics of the Lebanese civil war and their ongoing effect on the region's politics, focusing on the rightwing Christian militias at the beginning of the civil conflict, including the bombing of the U.S. Marines' barracks and the simultaneous attack against a French barracks in Beirut in 1983, and adding in this 2012 reissue a new preface on the meaning of those events, then and today.
A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War
Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Harvard Univ. Press 2014
The people of modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine, as well as those of Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, after the Great War.
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